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4cyl over 6cyl, any regrets?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by slaphappy, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. ramirezsergio63

    ramirezsergio63 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, i like it too, its rare here where i live, i believe no one else has the same color as mine in my area all i see are red, blue, white, black tacos
     
  2. Plain Jane Taco

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    I bought the 4 cyl for 2 reasons. #1 It's all Toyota offers in the base truck and #2 it's really all the engine I need. The 2.7L with the manual tranny is the perfect combo for my style. I really wouldn't want it any other way.
     
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  3. slaphappy

    slaphappy [OP] Mama didn't raise no fool

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    Agreed. No sense in shelling out the extra $$ for a 6cyl considering my needs.

    And the statement in your sig is oh so true!

    I've seen the Texas Ed. on here, what exactly is it?

    Haha yeah us double cab 4cyl's are unique, until people start to catch on that is! :D
     
  4. Icewatersteam

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    I considered trading my RC manual in for a V6 AC, but I would have missed the wheelbase and the light front end too much. I drive bigger loaded trucks at work, and this is my little ninja. I can haul a girlfriend, some camping gear, and a dead buck up in the hills, whenever. And I love conting on a 400+ mile tank. Good enough for me. I like having the right tool for the job. It's perfect for moving furniture and stuff, because it will wiggle in tight spots, and can handle most usual furniture just fine, too. The speed thing just keeps me out of trouble.
     
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  5. 91r100gs

    91r100gs Understand the Voice Within

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    Have never regretted the 4 cyl decision. Even with a 1000 lb payload it still pulls BIG hills just fine. In May I went to Arkansas from KC and the BIG hills between Springfield and Branson on US 65, I never had to downshift below 4th to maintain 65 to 70 MPH up the hills. And I was not even using full throttle. Got 25.5 MPG on that trip both going and coming back. Love my 4cyl Taco.
     
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    I can't speak to the second generation part but when I was looking for a first generation Tacoma a 4 cylinder was mandatory for me. I haven't regretted that decision at all. The V-6 may make more power but that 2.7L 4cyl makes more than enough power and uses less gas to do it!
    There's no doubt that the V-6 may be a little quicker on the bottom end and have a little edge at highway speeds but the 4 cylinder will get the job done. The bottom line for me is that it is a truck; if I wanted a sports car I would have purchased one. After seeing the old 22R engines go 300K + miles and take abuse doing it, I was convinced that Toyota knows how to build an inline 4.
     
  7. slaphappy

    slaphappy [OP] Mama didn't raise no fool

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    That's awesome man, I know about those hills up in northwest Arkansas for sure! I'm from Arkansas and have made several trips up that way.
     
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    nope, not one regret. it's all about the mpg's. v6 mpgs are so bad from what i see in the forums that you might as well get a tundra...but then where does it end? :eek: :p
     
  9. bubba353z

    bubba353z Titles? We don't need no stinkin' titles.

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    I lost 2 MPG going from the 4 to the 6, but it's worth it.
     
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    Only when going up a big hill and I want to pass someone, other then that, no.
     
  11. slaphappy

    slaphappy [OP] Mama didn't raise no fool

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    Why? Why worth it I mean?
     
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  12. slaphappy

    slaphappy [OP] Mama didn't raise no fool

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    Tacomas look wayyy better than Tundras. Tundra wouldn't be my first choice for a fullsize pickup.
     
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    My 4cyl is fine. Getting 23 mpg is nice.
     
  14. slaphappy

    slaphappy [OP] Mama didn't raise no fool

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    Definitely! I could probably push out a few more mpg's myself if I had a 5spd!
     
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    I have the opposite problem. I have a double-cab V6 and I constantly lust after 4 banger regular cabs. I have never liked fancy shit. Could not find a decent used regular cab 4X4 stick shift in decent shape in a 1000 mile radius. Woulda had to finance to get a new regular cab 4X4.
     
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    Im going to go against the grain a bit and say I regret not getting a v6 a lil bit. My biggest problem is when on the highway or going over the mountain I really gotta mash the pedal to get the truck going. I do have a auto but it feels like I lack a bit of power, plus I really want some armor and don't know how much added weight the truck can handle. overall I do love my truck and plan on keeping it till it dies. Just wish they made a v6 reg cab.
     
  17. slaphappy

    slaphappy [OP] Mama didn't raise no fool

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    I don't have any mountains down here to worry about, but I could see how an automatic 4cyl combo would get old rather quickly living in the mountains/hills.
     
  18. Juggernaut

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    I have the 2010 4cyl and super appreciate the mpg difference from my brothers v6 (22 vs 17, 29% better!). I just wish they made a 4cyl 5 speed double cab short bed.

    I will admit it was a little low on power going over the Sierras. If I drove at 7500 feet elevation often I would probably regret it. Good thing I live near sea level.
     
  19. slaphappy

    slaphappy [OP] Mama didn't raise no fool

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    5spd 4cyl DCSB would be a great option to offer! Especially for those who think the 2.7l is underpowered for a DC.
     
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    I think it's fine as long as I'm not pulling anything. With just the weight of the truck I have no problem getting a constant acceleration up a grade.

    This is a test I did. It was up a steep winding mountain road.

    At highway speeds on steep inclines you can keep it around 2500 RPM if you're taking it easy. If you want to maintain 70 or 80 though it's going to be more like 3300 RPM or so.

    It's phenomenally better than the V6 Pathfinder I had. It never fell below 4500 RPM trying to go up the Smokey Mountains. It was usually revving higher. I thought it was going to blow up.
     
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